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Good news story : nutrition for brain health
chapterposted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Talitha BestTalitha Best, L Dye
The idea that nutrition can influence our health is not new. Most are aware of the significant impact food choices can play in health conditions such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular function and the importance of nutrition for physical and psychological well-being. Importantly, nutrition for brain function and cognitive performance is a rapidly increasing area of interest for scientists, industry and the general public. As a modifiable lifestyle choice, diet and nutrition are important contributors to brain health across the lifespan. In the chapters that follow, exciting, innovative research regarding the role of nutrition and diet in brain health is discussed. This chapter discusses a broad, good news story for brain health, innovative changes in nutrition-cognition research and provides suggestions for how to utilise the material presented in this book.